Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,416. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.

The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices



Residents may join the Township meetings by teleconference.  Call the Secretary by Noon on the day of the scheduled meeting for information on how to join....570-683-5900.  Due to the size of the meeting room, meetings will be held via teleconference, at Noon on the first Tuesday of the month for the foreseeable future.   The budget was adopted at the November 3 meeting.   Agendas will be posted on the minutes page of this site.  Questions about any Township business may be sent to or by calling office at 570-683-5900 Monday thru Thursday from 8AM until Noon. The Supervisors and staff encourage all residents to stay home and stay safe!  


As of October 15, 2019, Benton Ambulance will no longer be answering calls.  Geisinger EMS will cover all 911 emergency calls for our area. 

For clarification, a Building Permit is needed for all construction of any type in the Township.  Buildings under 500 square feet DO need a permit, but there is no fee. Contact the permit officer with any questions at 570-683-5900, Mon thru Thurs 8am - Noon.